Bethany Saeturn

Registered Veterinary Technician

Kimberley McKenzie

Veterinary Technician

Alicia Fitzgerald

Registered Veterinary Technician

Dr. Elizabeth Vazquez, DVM


Dr. Vazquez worked at the Sacramento Cat Hospital as a veterinary technician while obtaining her veterinary degree. She graduated from the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2016.  

Dr. Vazquez, who is bilingual in English and Spanish, has a special interest in feline behavior, geriatric care, and client education.



Dr. Krysta Scott, DVM


Dr. Scott has been working with the Sacramento Cat Hospital since 1996 when she started as a kennel assistant. She worked at the Sacramento Cat Hospital as a technician while she completed her undergraduate education at University of California, Davis.


Dr. Scott graduated from veterinary school in 2006. She has a special interest in endoscopy, ultrasound, and alternative medicine.

Dr. Irene Fujishima Nakaoka, DVM,
Diplomate, ABVP (Feline Practice)


Dr. Fujishima (or Dr. Irene, as she is generally called) graduated from Yale University in 1994. Originally a chemical engineer, Dr. Irene decided midway through graduate school that veterinary medicine, and not engineering, was her life calling. She graduated from the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001.


Dr. Irene mastered a rigorous and demanding application process and certification examination in order for her to obtain Diplomate status, and is now our very own Board Certified Feline Specialist. She has a special interest in cardiology, dentistry, internal medicine, and complex case management.

"I have been a 'cat mom' to many felines throughout my lifetime, including numerous special-needs kitties. Over the years, I've lived in many cities and my kitties have seen many veterinarians. Without a doubt, the doctors at the Sacramento Cat Hospital are the best I have ever worked with. They are knowledgeable, loving, compassionate, caring, and experienced. Simply stated: If you want the very best in feline veterinary care, this is the place for your kitty."


– Laurie R.

Brandie Wingo

Veterinary Technician

Heather Asquith-Janelle

Veterinary Technician

Laura Saylor

Veterinary Technician
& Nursing Supervisor

Sandy Cooper

Veterinary Technician

Sharon Comas

Veterinary Technician

Kristin Harvey

Registered Veterinary Technician & Office Manager

Dr. Billie Bensen Martin, DVM


The heart, soul, and driving force of the Sacramento Cat Hospital is Dr. Billie Bensen Martin. Dr. Martin graduated from the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. Originally she was trained as an equine veterinarian. Dr. Martin spent 5 years in small animal medicine before focusing on feline medicine.


In 1989, Dr. Martin purchased the Sacramento Cat Hospital. She is dedicated to providing the best medical care to cats and the best service to our clients. Dr. Martin is a progressive and inspiring veterinarian, always encouraging her team to expand their knowledge base and experience. She has a special interest in behavior medicine, dermatology, and ophthalmology.

Meet Our Team